Ophthalmology

Holy Cross hospital widened its facilities by starting the Ophthalmic department in October 2015.The department has all the standard equipment for vision testing: slit lamp, auto reflector, operating microscope etc. The department was inaugurated with public function and Eye Camp. Dr Purnima is the treating Doctor and Dr Sachin Retinal specialist is a visiting Doctor. Daily OPD timing is from 11 am till 1 pm.

 Facilities available for Eye care

  • Automated Refraction
  • Applanation Tonometry
  • Indirect Ophthalmoscopy
  • Diabetic Eye Screening
  • Glaucoma Screening
  • Operation Theatre with no Injection
  • Newer Generation Intraocular Lenses
  • A Scan Biometry
  • Optical sans Contact lenses
  • ROP Screening
  • Hypertensive Eye screening
  • Intra vitral antibiotics
  • Botox Injections
Operation theater is equipped to do different eye surgeries.  There are different packages starting from Rs 1000/- for cataract surgery. Free Camps are conducted at villages and those patients who require Cataract surgery is advised to come to the hospital.

Surgeries are done here  for the following conditions

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival
  • Lacrimal Sac
  • Enucleation and Implant
  • Lid Surgeries
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Chalazion
  • Automated Refraction

Periodical Eye check up

 Patients with Diabetic mellitus and hypertension needs periodical Eye screening as the disease can damage the eye. Glaucoma ( a group of eye diseases characterized by damage to the optic nerve usually due to excessively high intraocular pressure  ) Screening is required  for all after 40 yrs. Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma.

ROP Screening

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disorder of the developing retina of low birth weight preterm infants that potentially leads to blindness in a small but significant percentage of those infants. Retinal screening examinations performed after pupillary dilation by using binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy with a lid speculum and scleral depression (as needed) to detect ROP as our hospital has Gynaecology department along with the best equipped NICU , the parents can have their children’s retinal screening examined at the right time in case of emergency all under a single roof.

Intra vitral antibiotics

Intravitreal drug delivery has become a popular method of treatment of many retinal diseases, commonly including AMD, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Retinal Vein Occlusions.  Our Retina Specialists who have  mastered  the techniques of effective injections follow this procedure for patient safety and reduction of complications.

Botox Injections

With more people seeking a refreshed, youthful look, Botox has become a hot commodity. Botox is used to treat a variety of eye conditions, including eyelid spasms and eye muscle disorders. Our Ophthalmologists are experienced administrators of Botox When injected for eyelid spasms, it can help limit the overactive blinking.  Patients who were treated for spasms noticed that it also helped soften their wrinkles. It is also used to relax the muscles of the face that cause “dynamic wrinkles” which are the result of repetitive muscle movements .